CPU, APU & Chipsets News - Page 8
AMD will be launching its next-gen Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000H mobile series CPUs next week, which should be led by the Ryzen 9 5980HX processor.
The new SKU will be based on the Cezanne APU, powered by the Zen 3 architecture that will have double-digit performance-per-watt improvements over the previous-gen Renoir APU. The Ryzen 9 5980HX hasn't been seen before, but it joins the Ryzen 9 5900HX, Ryzen 9 5900H, and Ryzen 9 5900HS processors.
We should expect the AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX processor to be an 8-core, 16-thread chip with a boost clock somewhere upwards of 4.7GHz or higher. We don't know what type of GPU it will be packing, nor do we know the TDP just yet but I'm sure we'll know that next week when they're detailed.
Qualcomm has just announced its new Snapdragon 480 SoC, the first low-end 5G SoC -- the company teased this would happen a few months ago, but now the day is here.
The new Snapdragon 480 has a built-in X51 modem that supports mmWave and Sub-6GHz bands, as well as standalone and non-standalone deployments. In a nutshell, the Snapdragon 480 will give you 5G on virtually any 5G network in use today.
We're looking at up to 2.5Gbps download speeds on the X51 modem, with upload speeds topping out at about 660Mbps. Qualcomm is manufacturing the new Snapdragon 480 processor on the 8nm node, tacking on next-gen CPU and GPUs onto it that deliver up to twice the performance of the previous-gen Snapdragon 460.
Intel's new Core i9-11900K has leaked again in engineering sample (ES) form but there is the change this chip could be a retail version, but now we have some more benchmarks to check out:
The new Z590 platform that it was tested on isn't quite ready yet, where the benchmarker saw PCIe 3.0 not engaging when using the installed GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. What this means is that the GPU is forced to stick on the PCIe 1.1 x16 standard, which drags performance numbers down in games.
In CPU-focused benchmarks the new Intel Core i9-11900K can kick some ass with 708.7 points in CPU-z and its single-threaded benchmark while it scores 6443.9 points in the multi-threaded run.
I can't believe the day has come, but AMD has just dethroned Intel and its desktop CPU market share dominance for the first time in 15 years.
The latest results from benchmarking outfit PassMark Software for Q1 2021 see AMD with a commanding 50.8% of the worldwide desktop CPU market share. This has Intel with 49.2% in comparison, with the last time AMD being in this position being all the way back in Q1 2006 -- and even then, the 53.9% market share it had at the time only lasted for 3 months.
Intel absolutely destroys when it comes to the laptop CPU market, with a huge 83.8% market share and AMD in its dust with 16.3% -- but I see in the next couple of years Intel will be pushed off its perch by not just AMD... but the likes of Apple, and others.
Intel is getting closer and closer to the big Rocket Lake-S unleashing in March 2021 with some new leaked benchmarks on Intel's upcoming flagship Core i9-11900K that sees it boasting some impressive gains in IPC performance.
The purported Core i9-11900K processor is run through the CPU-Z single-threaded benchmark with a score of 695.4 points, a massive 19% improvement over the Core i9-10900K -- showing the great IPC improvements. In the same single-threaded CPU-Z benchmark the Core i9-11900K is 3% faster than AMD's best Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5950X processor.
But in multi-threaded tests AMD still kills with the Ryzen 9 5950X pumping away at 90% faster than the new Core i9-11900K that isn't even out yet.
Intel is currently cooking up its new Rocket Lake family of CPUs for 2021, with the new Core i9-11900 spotted in a new benchmark run in engineering sample (ES) form.
The new Intel Core i9-11900 processor was tested inside of an MSI Z490I motherboard, meaning the new 11th Gen Core CPUs will work on the current-gen 400-series motherboards. There will be 500-series motherboards launched, but you shouldn't need them to use the new Rocket Lake CPUs.
The chip has 8 cores and 16 threads with a base CPU clock of 1.8GHz, 1-core boost of 4.4GHz and all-core boost of 3.8GHz. This is much lower than the Core i9-11900K which offers the same 8C/16T but at a much higher base CPU clock of 3.5GHz, 1-core boost of 5.3GHz and all-core boost of 4.8GHz.
Right at the beginning of 2020 we reported that Apple's next-gen A14 processor would be made on 5nm at TSMC, and it seems Apple has scooped up a huge 80% of TSMC's 5nm supply for 2021 as we round out the year.
But according to a fresh report from Taiwanese sources and then published by CnBeta, Apple has reportedly secured itself 80% of the 5nm production capacity at TSMC for 2021. We are to expect the third phase of TSMC's new plant to be in mass production in Q1 2021, with Apple securing 80% of TSMC's 5nm production capacity for 2021 against competitors like Qualcomm, MediaTek, Broadcom, and others.
Intel will be launching its next-gen 11th Generation Core processors in March 2021, with the flagship Core i9-11900K getting some more 'concrete' specs before its reveal in 2021.
But the big takeaway here is that Intel is reportedly shipping the Core i9-11900K as an 8-core, 16-thread part @ up to 5.30GHz -- this is down from the 10-core, 20-thread CPU that is the current-gen flagship Core i9-10900K processor. There's also the Core i7-11700K which is virtually identical with 8C/16T, but lower boost clocks.
Intel might keep its Thermal Velocity Boost exclusive to the flagship Core i9 processors, which could explain why the leaked details on the Core i9-11900K have the 8C/16T chip having a single-core boost of up to 5.3GHz and all-core boost at up to 4.8GHz. This is versus the Core i7-11700K (the same 8C/16T) at single-core boost of up to 5.0GHz and all-core boost of up to 4.6GHz.
Intel released its Celeron D 347 back in 2006 on the now ancient 65nm node -- with no ridiculous amount of +++ after it, a processor with a base CPU frequency of 3.06GHz.
But in the world of overclocking, everything is up to being pushed to its limits and put on the leaderboards -- and that's exactly what Chinese overclocked ivanqu0208 did with an Intel Celeron D 347 -- pushing it up to a huge 8.36GHz under LN2 cooling.
He used an ASUS P5E64 WS Professional motherboard, a single 2GB stick of DDR3 memory and over-the-top LN2 cooling to keep the Intel Celeron D 347 as cool as possible. Windows XP was used as the operating system, with the 14-year-old Celeron D 347 being overclocked to 8362.21MHz-- but this wasn't enough to beat the world record for the Celeron D 347 which is held by Chinese overclocker wytiwx back in 2013 of 8516.17MHz.
Intel's next-gen Core i9-11900K processor has surfaced online, being found in an in-game benchmark run of Ashes of the Singularity.
The benchmark run of the Core i9-11900K is the first we've seen so far, posted by TUM_APISAK -- with Intel's new Core i9-11900K spotted running at 3.5GHz -- and is setup with NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card and 32GB of RAM. The system scores 64FPS at 1080p and 62FPS at 1440p -- not that great.
AMD's just-released Zen 3-powered Ryzen 9 5950X smashes that 1080p score with 70FPS, so expect Intel to be in a very questionable position once the new 11th Gen Core CPUs launch in Q1 2021 -- and I don't think that position will be changing for the entire year... AMD will continue to pummel throughout 2021.